Oyster stew, laced with heavy cream, herbs and briny bivalves, is a delicious Christmas Eve tradition served in the Southern United States. But don’t reserve this just for the holidays. It’s delicious any day of the year! Gulf oysters have long been a mainstay food staple among folks who live […]
Creamy, hearty smoked sausage corn chowder will warm you up on a chilly day. Smoked sausage, whole kernel corn, vegetables and wild rice are simmered with broth and whole milk for a velvety smooth texture. There is nothing better on a brisk fall or winter day than a hot bowl […]
Warm up on a chilly evening with a bowl of rich and creamy poblano chicken chowder. Shredded chicken, roasted poblano peppers, wild rice, vegetables and spices create a warm and inviting flavor. When the weather turns cool, there is nothing I love more than hunkering down in my warm house […]
This yummy chicken and sausage gumbo recipe has a taste of New Orleans in ever bite. It’s loaded with chicken, smoked sausage, vegetables and spices. Oak Alley Plantation is a gorgeous antebellum home located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vacherie, Louisiana, about 50 miles west of New […]
Knowing how to make a roux is a basic cooking skill every aspiring home cook should master. Never made a roux before? I’m sharing some of my favorite tips and techniques. Roux. It’s a funny word and if you were raised anywhere close to Louisiana, you probably know what it […]
I'm Lisa, a first generation Southerner. While I was born and raised in Mississippi, I wasn't raised on Southern food. Then I met and fell in love with a boy who grew up eating his Grandmama's fried chicken and his Mamaw's biscuits and gravy. I realized I had a thing or two to learn about Southern cooking.